Celebrity chef Robert Irvine judges Mess Hall Madness Cook-Off

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Celebrity chef Robert Irvine visited here August 22 to judge the Mess Hall Madness Cook Off, sponsored by the USO of Central and Southern Ohio. The USO-sponsored event pitted local Airmen cooking talent against each other under the watchful eye of chef Irvine. Irvine moved among four contestants giving tips and lending a hand before heading up the event’s judging.

Master Sgt. Jacob Hellickson, assigned to the 124th Intelligence Squadron Inspector General office was named winner of the cook-off by a panel of judges including Irvine.

During his visit, Irvine also stopped by the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Nutritional Medicine Flight to meet Airmen and discuss dietary nutrition.

Irvine has appeared on and hosted a variety of Food Network programs and has more than 27 years in the culinary profession. Irvine has also established the Robert Irvine Foundation to support military personnel and their families.